Abbreviations & Acronyms

AAAlcoholics Anonymous

AAA American Auto Association

AARP American Association of Retired People

ABC American Broadcasting Company

ABC Caribbean Islands: Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao

ABC South American Powers: Argentina, Brazil, and Chile

ABM Anti-ballistic missile

AC Alternating current

ACLU American Civil Liberties Union

AD Anno Domini (in the year of our Lord)

ADHD Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder

AFI American Film Institute

AFL American Federation of Labor

AFT American Federation of Teachers

AI Amnesty International

AI Artificial intelligence

AICPA American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

AIDS Acquired immune deficiency syndrome

AKC American Kennel Club

AM Amplitude modulation

AMA American Medical Association

ANC African National Congress

ANZUS Australia, New Zealand, United States

AP Associated Press

ASCAP American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange

ASPCA American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

AU Astronomical unit

AWACS Airborne warning and control systems

AWOL Absent without leave

BASIC Beginner’s all-purpose symbolic instruction code

BATA Bouquet, Aroma, Taste, Aftertaste

BC Before Christ

BCE Before Common Era

BENELUX Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemberg

BLM Bureau of Land Management

BPOE Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks

BTU British thermal unit

c Circa (on or about)

CAD Computer aided design

CAM Computer aided manufacture

CARE Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere

CBC Complete blood count

CBP Customs and Border Protection

CBS Columbia Broadcasting System

CCC Civilian Conservation Corps

CDC Centers for Disease Control

CEO Chief Executive Officer

CFC Chlorofluorocarbon

CFS Chronic fatigue syndrome

CIA Central Intelligence Agency

CIO Congress of Industrial Organizations

CIS Commonwealth of Independent States

CNA Certified Nurse’s Assistant

COBOL Common business oriented language

COLA Cost of living allowance (or adjustment)

COO Chief Operating Officer

CORE Congress of Racial Equality

CPR Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

CPU Central processing unit

CRT Cathode ray tube

CSA Confederate States of America

CSS Cascading style Sheets

CTW Children’s Television Workshop

DAR Daughters of the American Revolution

DARPA Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency

DAV Disabled American Veterans

DC Direct current

DDS Doctor of Dental Surgery

DEA Drug Enforcement Agency

DFC Distinguished Flying Cross

DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid

DSC Distinguished Service Cross

DTP Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis

DVD Digital video disc

EAS Emergency Alert System

EEC European Economic Community

EEG Electroencephalogram

EKG Electrocardiogram

EMT Emergency medical technician

EOEC Equal Opportunity Employment Commission

EPA Environmental Protection Agency

ERA Equal Rights Amendment

ESOP Employee stock ownership plan

ESP Extrasensory perception

EV Era Vulgaris

FAA Federal Aviation Administration

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